Monday, October 16, 2006

Adobe Photoshop CS2 on Ubuntu !!!

This HOW-TO covers up the whole process of installing Adobe Photoshop CS2 on a Ubuntu box in a few simple steps. This method has been tested only on Ubuntu, but it should work on any other linux flavor.
-What you need?

* A fresh install of Ubuntu Dapper + all the updates
* A Windows box with a fully installed and activated version of Adobe Photoshop CS2

- Fire up a terminal session and type the next commands;

TIP: Instead of using apt-get, you can install them with the Synaptic Package Manager located in the System/Administration menu

1. $ apt-get update

2. $ apt-get install wine and then type “yes”

3. $ wine /*To create the wine file structure*/

4. $ apt-get install recode and then type “yes”

- Then you need to copy all the necessary files from the Windows box;
5. Copy the whole Adobe folder from “c:\Program Files\” to “/home/YOURNAME/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/”

- Now you need to export the registry keys of the Adone Photoshop CS2;
6. In your Windows box, type “regedit” in the command-line and export the whole “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Adobe/” to “adobe.reg”, then copy it to your your Ubuntu, convert it to ascii with “$ recode ucs-2..ascii adobe.reg”. Afterwards, type “$ wine regedit adobe.reg” to run it with wine.

7. That’s it! Type “$ ./wine –winver winxp “[path to Photoshop]/photoshop.exe” or create a launcher and enjoy Adobe Photoshop CS2 on Ubuntu ;)

2 comments:

zer0s!x said...

hey... did you figure this thing out??? or u just copy it from Luis?

http://luiscosio.com/how-to-adobe-photoshop-cs2-on-ubuntu-10-steps

Harishankaran said...

Hey it's just a copy from that site. Sorry forgot to give the original link there. Stored the text from the original site and then lost all my bookmarks :(.